Classic game fans, I’ve got what you want for Christmas. Seriously. These are so damn cool.
Fresh from Japan.
Some assembly required.
Xevious, Rally-X, Tower of Druaga.
Galaxian, Dig Dug and Mappy.
What these are is, essentially, six individual music boxes. You can move the three-dimensional characters around on their backgrounds (each character has a “peg” and can be placed in any position where there’s a hole for that peg) as you see fit. Pressing the button on the base of each scene plays a sound sample from the respective game in question – a very loud sound sample, I might add.
Close-ups. I love the Dotgraphic stuff; that’s the same kind of thing as the magnetic Super Mario Bros. scenes I’ve shown for the past couple of years at OVGE, and these are just as cool. I’d rather that they were magnetic as well, instead of pegs-and-holes, but you know, it’s not like I spend a huge amount of time playing around with the magnetic Mario scenes, so this’ll do nicely.
Now, the thing that makes me absolutely crazy is that box art indicates that there are two “chaser” scenes which are harder to find than these six. Knowing what Namco’s hot classic properties are, those two are almost certain to be Pac-Man and Galaga. Now I’m gonna be losing sleep until I find those two.
Would these make killer trophies for tournaments at a classic gaming shindig or what?